10 reasons to use and Exercise Ball as a chair

By bettymachete Latest Reply 2010-06-18 07:36:43 -0500
Started 2010-06-15 17:08:28 -0500

I have an exercise ball and I love it but unfortunately I ended up putting it away for awhile because I couldn't keep my youngest from torturing our dog with it. Then today I re-found it again and started using it as my chair after reading this article


I figured I would pass it along, maybe some of you will find it useful. :)

4 replies

monkeymama 2010-06-15 22:37:37 -0500 Report

I love my exercise ball!!! I have to hide mine because my three kids keep wanting to toss and play around with it (ages 12, 9, and 8). In fact, there was recently a new coverage on the news channel close to where I live. There are actually schools that are trying this with their students—-oppose to using desk chairs. They have found surprising results with kids by doing this. I wish I could do my studying on one. I am actually going to have to give up my dinner chair for the ball and maybe I will try to do some of my studying on my ball now. Wow!!! Now if only I could get our professors to allow us to do this in class—-LOL.

bettymachete 2010-06-16 08:06:43 -0500 Report

LOL seems I'm not alone, the ball is a big temptation for children I can't say I blame them I would have been very attracted to a big bouncy ball as well. I think schools using them is a WONDERFUL idea. It's sad the rate of obesity and diabetes is rising among children and that many schools are dropping phys ed programs, I wish more schools would take a look at things like this. My ball is back out again and I am using it again and feel really good about it. I told a friend that if you had to own one piece of excercise equipment, it should be the ball.

monkeymama 2010-06-16 22:47:41 -0500 Report

I would have to agree about children and obesity. My 8 year old little boy is struggling with weight issues. None of it is from too much sugar and garbage. NOW he has a OCD with food and drinking (he used to be all skin and bone from birth till about a little over a year old). My son's disease (besides OCD) is making it very hard to control. I can say I am proud that i have gotten his weight down from 96lbs. to 91 lbs. now. I am on a role and I am going to continue to fight back. We (my husband and I) have to, this posses too much risk with everything he's got medically wrong with him. I am actually using my ball to elevate my foot and eat my dinner (earlier). Have fun with your ball.

bettymachete 2010-06-18 07:36:43 -0500 Report

Is he diabetic? I worry about my own child he too used to always be under the weight charts (he was preemie a little 3 lb baby) and over the past year his weight has increased dramatically. I haven't taken him to our pediatrician yet over this gain but am worried that this is not normal gain. Congrats on helping your son control his weight. Mine had so many problems due to his early delivery, he is legally deaf, has speech impairments along with significant motor skill delays. To top this all off with a cherry, children have been terribly cruel to him and he now is content to sit in his room and play xbox or read rather than get out and play. I now have been trying to get him to join me and my oldest son on walks and have bought us some tennis rackets to encourage him to try a sport with me. I guess we'll see how it goes.